Green Stage Theatre presented readings of three new eco-plays at the Rosemary Branch Theatre, London.
The plays were:
by Meghan Moe Beitiks
A radical do-gooder art collective’s converted warehouse: a world of miso soup, grant applications, drunken hysteria and toxic sludge. A play about the high we get from 'right' actions, the difficulty of pursuing lasting solutions, and the danger of defining 'good' too narrowly.
by Ian Lane
There is C. There is P. Together they make CHP. P does the pacing. H hitches a ride. P makes things happen. H makes things the happenings more bearable. An absurdist physical theatre piece about the relationship between heat and power, and the benefits of co-generation.
by Lara Stavrinou
'The plundering of the human spirit by the market place is paralleled by the plundering of the earth by capital' (Murray Bookchin, Post Scarcity Anarchism, 2004). Witness the dysfunctional social arrangements of six twenty-somethings as they struggle to accustom themselves to life in the city. Activism, vintage shoes and microwave brownies provide instant gratification, but in the midst of rising crime and distrust, can they find the space and time to relate to one another?
Green Stage devise original work inspired by environmental debates and green spaces. Their first play, Unplugged, performed at Spitalfields City Farm and Camden Green Fair, imagined how London would respond to a week-long power cut. Forest Trails & Urban Tales was performed in the King Henry's Walk community garden.